Ranger’s Apprentice written by author John Flanagan is a young adult series that focuses on the life of main character Will. Following Will, reader’s will be thrown into a life-long journey starting with book one The Ruins of Gorlan. You’ll meet shady characters, explore an organization known as the Rangers, run into odd creatures, and wish to be there with a multitude of the characters. With eleven other books to explore any reader will find themselves embracing the clear and beautiful world-building Flanagan provides, whether it be the forests of Araluen or the frozen tundra of Skandia. Not only is the world-building well done, John Flanagan is a master of imagery. From intense battles to mundane coffee-making he gives the reader a stable backing to understand and see what is going on.
For fans of fantasy, writers in the making, avid readers, or someone in need of new series to start, John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice is a must read. The imagery and world building showcase how a simple plot can expand into something much more. Even if you aren’t a fan of world building, each character introduced has dynamic potential as each may not appear to be what they actually are. You can also follow the series as it continues to expand on John Flanagan’s Facebook page. In addition, if you need more after Ranger’s Apprentice, John Flanagan also has two other series that share the same world. One is a prequel series that focuses on events that happened before events in the Ranger’s Apprentice. The other series is known as the Brotherband Chronicles and focuses on Skandia and the youth growing up there.